Monthly Archives: August 2014

Muthoot Finance picks up 30 per cent stake in Sri Lankan NBFC

Muthoot Finance picks up 30 per cent stake in Sri Lankan NBFC

Facing growth headwinds following regulatory tightening, leading pure-play gold financier Muthoot FinanceBSE -0.73 % today announced branching out to neighbouring Sri Lanka by acquiring a 30 per cent stake in Asia Asset Finance for $2.1 million. The south-India based company acquired 1,67,785,600 shares in the …

Families protest wanting answers from Ananthi Sasitharan

Families protest wanting answers from Ananthi Sasitharan

The lawyers appearing for Ananthi Sasitharan the wife of former LTTE Trincomalee district political head S. Elilan had to face the wrath of Families of Tamils who had been abducted arrived at the Mullaitivu courts demanding to know what Anathi and her husband former LTTE political leader Elilan had …

Japan considering providing patrol ships to Sri Lanka

Japan considering providing patrol ships to Sri Lanka

The Japanese government is considering providing patrol ships to Sri Lanka to help the South Asian country strengthen its maritime surveillance capabilities, a Japanese government source said Sunday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to convey the plan to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa when …

Study must, to elicit views of Tamils: Nedumaran

Study must, to elicit views of Tamils: Nedumaran

Tamil National Front leader P. Nedumaran on Sunday called upon the Government of India to factor in the views of the Sri Lankan Tamils and refugees living in Tamil Nadu while pushing for a political solution to the issue. Referring to Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s …

Devananda supports Modi’s call for 13A

Devananda supports Modi’s call for 13A

Government Minister and EPDP leader Douglas Devananda has backed calls by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a political solution for the Tamils based on the 13th Amendment to the constitution. Devananda said that over the past 20 years Governments in power in Sri Lanka …

India must respect Lanka sovereignty: Avdhash

India must respect Lanka sovereignty: Avdhash

Avdhash Kaushal, the Indian social worker, who has been appointed as one of the five advisors to the Sri Lankan Presidential commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that India should respect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty while trying to help the latter resolve the …

OHCHR Strengthens Probe

OHCHR Strengthens Probe

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has strengthened its investigation on the war in Sri Lanka, by adding more clauses to the terms of reference (TOR) which includes a clause on the assistance expected from foreign governments, and the basis under …

Modi says, build upon the 13th Amendment

Modi says, build upon the 13th Amendment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for a political solution that addresses the aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, dignity, justice and self respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka. In this context, the Prime Minister urged all stakeholders …

Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh

Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Friday. The TNA is a Sri Lankan Tamil political alliance in Sri Lanka and rules the country’s Jaffna province. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil parties …

TGTE urges Ban-Ki-Moon to censure Sri Lanka for refusal to grant visas to UN Investigators

TGTE urges Ban-Ki-Moon to censure Sri Lanka for refusal to grant visas to UN Investigators

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon to strongly object to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapake’s refusal to grant visas for UN’s Office of the High- Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Investigation on Sri Lanka’s (OISL) on international criminal law, …